Xbox LIVE Marketplace is offering Michael Jackson‘s Thriller video entirely free. The one day deal, will allow you to download MJ’s 10 minute video giving you the opportunity to study his weakness and strengths. You know, just in case he does come back as a zombie.
Since the passing of Michael Jackson on June 25, 2009, the world has mourned the loss of a great artist. Join Slacker Radio in celebrating the incredible music legacy of one of the biggest and most influential Pop stars of our time. Hear songs from Michael Jackson’s most popular albums as well as his early music years with the Jackson 5. You’ll also hear covers of Jackson’s music and hits from artists that were directly influenced by the King of Pop including Justin Timberlake, Usher, Ne-Yo, Alicia Keys, Ciara and more.
We’ve had it playing all day, and it’s full of fantastic. And it’s free. Thank you, Slacker.
Michael Jackson has passed away, and the media circus will not abate until the next celebrity scandal or death – perhaps Redmond O’Neal will do something crazy at Farrah Fawcett’s funeral? In the meantime, let’s console ourselves with a quick look at his career as a comic book character. Don’t worry, it won’t take long.
Considering how fast nowadays that comic books – perhaps fueled by a need-for-sales-and-publicity desperation – have embraced Barack Obama and thrown him into the Marvel Universe, the Image Universe and even stuck him back in the barbarian age, you might have thought they’d have equally embraced someone who was once as globally popular as Michael Jackson. Especially since MJ, back when he was alive, had been seen taking his disguised children into a comic book store to do some non-Wednesday shopping. Or even, as Michael Dean wrote in The Comics Journal #270 about how Michael Jackson almost bought Marvel Comics.
You’d be wrong. Michael Jackson’s comic book appearances appear to be few and far between. Yes, he appeared many times in MAD Magazine and CRACKED Magazine, but that should be considered a special category, since those are “magazines” and not comic books. Let’s take a look at the others.
Michael Jackson died today, and since I grew up with the man who many would argue is one of the greatest entertainers of all time, I thought we’d do a tribute to one of the cooler pieces of tech that played into his dance moves. If you remember the Smooth Criminal Michael Jackson video, he did an amazing lean. We know the video used special effects to make that look as good as it did, but he also incorporated that lean into his live show.
In the video above, you see that Michael and his dancers have special shoes that seem to hook into the stage, allowing them to lean. Notice how one of his backup dancers gets his foot stuck and has to shake it loose afterwards.
We’ll miss you, Michael.
We guess it is truly the end of a pop star era with a planned auction from Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch. Julien’s Auctions will be offering over 2,000 items that include his white-jeweled glove, arcade games, Disney memorabilia, and garden accessories. If you would like to partake or simply keep track of the action, Julien’s will be broadcasting on national TV and stream video through their site on April 21 through 25. We expect things will not go cheaply. A Limited Edition Catalog, signed by the Pop King himself, is available for $500.00, $100.00 without the signature. No word on if any of this is related to Michael Jackson’s medical issues.
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